Trusted members and access to topics

I was wondering how one becomes a “Trusted Member”.

I ask because @Rodrigo just tried linking me to something interesting he saw on a thread, but I got an error message that said “Sorry, you don’t have access to that topic!” when I clicked in.

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Here is a link to info about discourse trust levels. You just need to be a “regular” to see that topic.

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I initially thought it was a manually set flag, rather than an automated thing.

In that case, I’ll probably avoid getting into discussions in the “regular” forum that aren’t meta-related.

Thanks

I guess I haven’t been as active on here lately : (

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There’s lots of political discussion in the open forums, so I never saw it as part of that, but I suppose it’s possible.

That is an interesting point though, but maybe that would just point towards having a lower threshold for being a “regular” poster?

I mainly meant that I didn’t really want to get to chatty in a subforum knowing that @Angela (my IRL wife) wouldn’t also be able to take part in the discussion.

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The threshold is quite low. About a day’s usage should do it. No real opinion about use of Regulars-restricted categories though. Probably makes sense to avoid them most of the time if possible.

Avoiding search sounds like a fig leaf to me. I haven’t seen us discussing anything illegal, so I’m not really comprehending the concern.

When they start coming for people who are simply outspoken, I’m going to be in a world of hurt (along with millions of others).

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It’s ok! Your lines-trusted-member-posting can just be like the “secret” porn on your computer.
“Some things are just off limits, Angela!”

You should hear him go on and on about it.

: )

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Oh how the turntables. @Angela was telling me about some threads and I couldn’t see them. So it seems like I’ve fallen foul of the Regular status now.

:frowning:

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No Rodrigos allowed. Sorry. :stuck_out_tongue:

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regular ole outsider now :stuck_out_tongue:

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at risk of ruining the joke, this is probably a bug. we recently changed the time limit for expiration, so i’ll get you fixed up :icecream:

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